Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 9/21/10 - R.I.P Kenny McKinley

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Broncos' McKinley dead at 23 - The Denver Post
Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead Monday afternoon in Arapahoe County of an apparent suicide.

Denver Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead; suicide suspected - KDVR
"Although the death of McKinley appears to be the result of a self inflicted gunshot, the investigation into this matter, conducted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office, is on-going, " Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

Kiszla: Death jars a Broncos team hit by tragedies - The Denver Post
With the death of wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who apparently ended his life Monday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Broncos have buried too many teammates since 2007, when cornerback Darrent Williams was stolen by gang violence and running back Damien Nash collapsed after a charity basketball game.

What I’ll remember about Kenny McKinley | All Things Broncos
I happened to pause this afternoon in the wide receivers area of the locker room and noticed I was standing in front of his locker. I stood there while I waited to talk to Demaryius Thomas, and while I did, I couldn’t help but notice all of the pictures of McKinley and a young boy. I thought that I had never talked to Kenny about being a father.

Former teammates react to Kenny McKinley’s death | All Things Broncos
A number of current Broncos contacted Monday night said they were not ready to talk about the death of teammate Kenny McKinley, who apparently committed suicide Monday afternoon.

Broncos Mailbag: Thomas quickly catches attention, but Manning's a concern - The Denver Post
Considering the Broncos' challenging schedule in the next four games, what did you like most about the Seattle game? And what did you see that makes you nervous? --Gary, Littleton

Rookie receiver Thomas reaffirms Broncos' faith - The Denver Post
For months, Demaryius Thomas was little more than a question mark.

Broncos' versatility facing several tests - The Denver Post
Since he became the Broncos' coach, Josh McDaniels has talked about the importance of his team being what it has to be to win each week.

Broncos' McDaniels won't look beyond Colts - The Denver Post
If Josh McDaniels were the type who followed a crowd — and it will be a comfortably cool September day in Colorado before that happens — he would look ahead to the next four daunting games and ask, "Why stop at four?"

Analysis: Colts' Manning has been dominant against Denver - The Denver Post
After years of trying to stop Peyton Manning, former Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer may have been the happiest man at the Super Bowl in February.

Denver Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead at his home - ESPN
Robinson said authorities were called by a female friend of McKinley's who discovered the body after returning from an errand with his child. The sheriff declined to say if authorities found a suicide note.

Denver must deal with death once again - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Several Denver Broncos were spending the night after their first win of the season, honoring the memory of a fallen teammate.

New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers - Recap - September 20, 2010 - ESPN
Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal that was partially blocked and barely fluttered through as time expired after Brees set it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston and the Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a 25-22 victory Monday night.

New Orleans Saints' Reggie Bush on crutches after leg injury vs. San Francisco 49ers - ESPN
The Saints did not know the severity of the injury immediately following the game. Bush had an ice bag wrapped around his right leg in the locker room and was using crutches to get around.

Michael Vick of Philadelphia Eagles says he's OK being Kevin Kolb's backup - ESPN
Michael Vick told ESPN on Monday that there should be no quarterback controversy in Philadelphia -- he's OK with Kevin Kolb as the Eagles' starter.

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers' Dennis Dixon tore cartilage, out at least 3 weeks - ESPN
Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon tore his lateral meniscus cartilage, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Carolina Panthers to start rookie Jimmy Clausen at QB Sunday - ESPN
A day before his 23rd birthday, Jimmy Clausen received a job promotion he seemed destined for since before he entered high school: NFL starting quarterback.

Buffalo Bills shake things up, to start Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB - ESPN
It didn't take long for Bills first-year coach Chan Gailey to give the revolving door at quarterback a quick and sudden spin.

Post game notes: Saints-49ers | National Football Post
Let’s take a look back at Monday night's game in San Francisco. Game notes, X’s and O’s, plus some quick hits from the Saints 25-22 win over the Niners.

Bowlen: Broncos 'shocked and saddened' by McKinley death | National Football Post
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was "shocked and saddened" to learn that Kenny McKinley, a wide receiver on the team and a fifth-round in 2009 has died.

Brandon Jacobs' situation turning uglier | National Football Post
Brandon Jacobs isn’t happy but he didn’t need to toss his helmet into the stands Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium during the Colts’ dismantling of his Giants for everyone to know that.

Ravens assistant Andy Moeller arrested for DUI | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens assistant offensive line coach Andy Moeller was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Saturday morning.

Jim Schwartz all mum in regards to Matthew Stafford | National Football Post
In the interest of national security – or whatever better cause Detroit coach Jim Schwartz believes he’s aiding in remaining completely silent – the Lions are offering zero clue about the status of quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Steelers re-sign Leftwich, cut McClendon | National Football Post
As coach Mike Tomlin predicted, the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed quarterback Byron Leftwich to the active roster today.

NFL.com news: Cable not ready to announce Raiders' QB plan for Week 3
Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable made one declaration about his starting quarterback Monday, one day after backup Bruce Gradkowski relieved Jason Campbell and rallied the team to a victory -- and it wasn't about who will start this week.

NFL.com news: Vikes' receivers vow to improve after Favre's three-INT day
With the Minnesota Vikings needing a boost from a big play, Brett Favre unleashed a pass deep down the middle of the field in the direction of his streaking receiver.

NFL.com news: Young still Titans' QB despite benching, three turnovers
Jeff Fisher keeps repeating it: There's no quarterback controversy in Tennessee, and Vince Young will start Sunday against the New York Giants and for the rest of the season.

Reid should ditch original plan, stick with Vick - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
So Kevin Kolb(notes) will be back under center for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Jacksonville.

Sources: Vikes still considering trade for Jackson - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Will the combination of an 0-2 start and an ineffective offense be enough to force the Minnesota Vikings to make a deal for wide receiver Vincent Jackson(notes)?


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